William Job Slater
Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1920-21 (Liberal)
Born: Rowley Regis, Staffordshire c. 1858
Died: Oakroyd House, Foxholes, Horwich 6 February 1927
Builder and contractor - previously employed at Horwich Loco Works.
Father of Joseph William Slater, Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council 1943-44.
Councillor 1897-1900 and 1918-1922.
During the First World War he was Chairman of the fund for the men in the services and also on the Committee of Fall Birch Hospital.
He was a Magistrate, member of the Police Court, Mission Committee and the Licensing Authority.
His building company built six churches in Horwich and Blackrod, Fall Birch Hospital, Lord Street Council School, W T Taylor's Victoria Mill, Ainscow's Bee Hive Mills, a number of shops and offices for the Horwich Cooperative Society, and several houses in the town.
He was buried at Lee Lane Congregational Church.